Carl 'The Jackal' Frampton has signed a deal with the most powerful man in boxing, Al Haymon, with the hope of securing big money fights.
The IBF Super Bantamweight champion will still be managed by Boxing legend Barry Mcguigan as Haymon will play the role of advisor to the Belfast fighter.
The 28 year old has the potential to be a global superstar in the sport and is one of the most exciting champions in boxing right now, the former Commonwealth champion boasts a perfect record of 20-0 with 14 knock-outs.
The American Haymon, who manages Floyd Mayweather and Adrien Broner among many other elite professional fighters, has also brought boxing back to terrestrial television in American with his Premier Boxing Champions stable.
Known as a mysterious figure for not doing any media interviews, Haymon advises over 100 boxers and with WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz one of them its possible a unification bout with Frampton may be scheduled sooner than we think. The undefeated jackal may also have the chance to showcase his talent in the U.S. having already built a massive fan base in Northern Ireland.
Rivalry with Scott Quigg
The move made by team Frampton may work in favour of the Scott Quigg fight which British fans so desperately want to see.
The WBA regular champion Quigg has expressed his desire to fight the Northern Irishman whilst back in April promoter Eddie Hearn issued a £1.5 million cheque for the IBF Champion to take the fight.
The plan didn't work as Mcguigan believes more money can be generated from the mega fight which has seen both fighters come up through domestic level together with Quigg holding the British title while Frampton was Commonwealth champion.
A lot of opinions have been shared by many fans as to why this contest didn't get made in April especially when both champions have been vocal in wanting to fight one another. There seems to be some dislike between Eddie Hearn and Barry Mcguigan which may be the main reason why we are having to wait longer for an all British title showdown.
The news of Al Haymon's arrival will bring promise, though, as Hearn has worked with the American before, most recently with James DeGale travelling to America to fight Haymon's Andre Dirrell for the IBF Super-Middleweight belt.
The career of Carl Frampton under his new advisor will bring a lot of excitement into the 122Ib division with the possibility of unification bouts in Santa Cruz and Guillermo Rigondeaux and the chance to turn the IBF king into a global superstar.
The Scott Quigg fight will always be in high demand (if both boxers keep winning) and we can hope that under Haymon their paths will cross unlike when they were ruling domestic level and we will see the rivalry battle commence in the near future.
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